We all know the famous cuckoo clocks of yesteryear. Remember? With the tiny bird that popped out to signify another hour gone by. I always thought those were pretty neat, despite its lack of technology. A new Kickstarter project, dubbed CuCu Clocks, is taking the old-school charm of those wall-hangings and combining it with modern day smartphone-connectivity. Each clock has a sharp design and is available in a variety of materials, such as wood or metal. There is a bright LED display built in to the casing that shows the time and of course, a cuckoo bird that makes an appearance to notify you of pending events or the time.

CuCu Clocks connect to your smartphone for settings management, synching your calendar and to monitor other features. All told, this is a modern evolution of an old favorite. It’s still a cuckoo clock at heart, but leverages the power of our devices to inform you of events and the time in a 21st century fashion. CuCu is available at an early bird price of around $220 with an estimated ship date of next July if all goes to plan.

Over the years we have seen many clocks, but we miss an innovative way of using the time and clock. Since time is such an important item in our way of thinking and acting, we would like you to enjoy time. Sometimes you want a little more.. CuCu combines the physical clock with an app, so you can: set your own sounds and alerts see the battery level buy different pop outs and bars connect with your iCal account and of course set the time!

Source: Kickstarter

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